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Typhus the huge crisis
The first known out break took place in a monastery in Sicily. This happened in 1489. Sicily is in Europe.
Typhus was caught by contact with fleas, mice, lice, or ticks.
Typhus was very deadly throughout the 1400's. It died down in the middle ages. However it made a return in World War 1. This time it was deadlier than ever.
Then the disease made a comeback during WWI. This is because the soldiers fought in trenches. Trenches would attract the rodents. Rodents would infect tons of people in the trenches.
The disease was brought to the Americas by Europe during the Columbian trade. They were brought by boat and quickly spread throughout the Americas.
However the disease did die down and became close to eradicated in the 1700's
people reacted by being very scared when the disease hit the America's.They also reacted by dying!
Doctors made a vaccine after ww1so the decease would stop killing. People were less scared after. Some people today have a huge bruise on thier arm from the Typhus shot